World's Panama Exposition Company
In the early years of the twentieth century New Orleans, along with the larger region of the central United States attempted to secure a second "World's Fair" for the Crescent City. The proposed exposition would draw attention to the proximity of the local port, and the Mississippi River as a whole, to the new Panama Canal. Despite the best efforts of local and regional promoters, though, the Panama Pacific International Exposition opend its doors during the year 1915 in San Francisco, not New Orleans.

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